why are broilers/grills uncommon in american stoves?
i dont even know what that is
>>12622164a little drawer with a grill plate/tray and a heating element above it. great for cooking steaks/burgers and toasting bread. all the fat drips down into the tray.
>>12622161Many ovens have a drawer at the bottom underneath the element; most people just don't realize that that's the broiler so they just store sheet trays and shit down there.
>>12622161Your oven doesn't have a broiler?
I use mine to make "grilled" cheese.
>>12622184that isn't a broiler on the vast majority of ovens in the united states. some newer ovens have a warming compartment there, but most of the time it's just a storage drawer. I've never seen or even heard of one with a broiler there, are you making this up?
>>12622343No, I've had a bunch of (gas) ovens and when you turn it on the flame is completely exposed in the drawer. Most newer ovens just have a "broil" setting where the top element is turned all the way up and you move the rack to the top position.>it's just a storage drawerDoesn't that seem strange to you?
>>12622343Every stove I've ever had has a drawer that does jack shit. The broiler is at the top of the oven on all of them.
american convection ovens have the heating element on the top. so if you move the shelf up it acts as a broiler. in europe ovens are either fan forced of have the heating element on the bottom of the oven so the grill is a separate thing.
My oven has a grill setting.Problem solved.
>>12622161I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THE FUCK A BROILER IS AND IT PISSES ME OFF
Every oven I've cooked in has a broiler and I live in the states. What are you talking about OP?
>>12622343>>12622357It was never meant as a storage drawer. Was meant as a place to keep your food warm. On gas ovens with the main heating element on the bottom, it often was a broiler drawer. The latter only applies to gas, not electric
>>12622398This. Additional heating element up top.
>non-Americans>even owning stoves
My oven has a very effective broil mode where I move a rack up and the top electric element turns on full. Also has a warming drawer.
>>12622161>Implying you need a separate draw to broil>>12622184>>12622357On most gas ovens that is entirely a storage draw. You didn't really start seeing gas ovens come with that as a warming draw until the 2000s.
>>12622343>>12622360>>12622560i always thought it was a proving drawer for bread dough